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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y HAR (Text) 33500013313374 New Checked out 02/09/2021
Hawley Public Library Y HAR (Text) 33500013313382 New Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library ya HAR (Text) 35500006425431 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781645670544
  • ISBN: 1645670546
  • Physical Description: 275 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"Macy Evans dreams of earning enough income from her YouTube channel, R3ntal Wor1d, to leave her small, Midwestern town. But when she meets a boy named Eric at a baseball game, and accidently dumps her hotdog in his lap, her disastrous "meet-cute" becomes the topic of a viral thread. Now it's not loyal subscribers flocking to her channel, it's Internet trolls. And they aren't interested in her reviews of VHS tapes--they only care about her relationship with Eric. Eric is overly eager to stretch out his fifteen minutes of fame, but Macy fears this unwanted attention could sabotage her "real-life" relationships--namely with the shy boy-next-door, Paxton, who she's actually developing feelings for. Macy knows she should shut the lie down, though she can't ignore the advertising money, or the spark she gets in her chest whenever someone clicks on her videos. Eric shouldn't be the only one allowed to reap the viral benefits. But is faking a relationship for clicks and subscribers worth hurting actual people?"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
    Macy has no intention of repeating her mother's mistakes: getting pregnant at 16 and never escaping her small Midwestern hometown. She plans to spend the year after graduation reviewing eighties and nineties movies on her YouTube channel, R3ntal Wor1d, and saving up to move to Chicago. She works at a quirky video store alongside her best friend, Elise, and Paxton, who has a crush on Macy and raises show rabbits with his grandmother. One Saturday, Macy treats her mom to a Kansas City Royals baseball game, where she clumsily spills ketchup on Eric, the gorgeous boy sitting next to her. The woman seated behind them photographs and posts their interactions as a meet-cute Twitter thread, which goes viral. Eric convinces Macy to milk the #baseballbabe story for views on her YouTube channel, until the situation gets ugly, threatening her mental health and her new relationship with Paxton. Fortunately, Macy finds a way out. The sweet, sex-positive romance and the way people in this town take care of one another, across generations, make this a winner. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Sonia Hartl is the author of Have a Little Faith in Me (Page Street), which received a starred review in BookPage and earned nominations for the Georgia Peach Book Award, YALSA’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, and ALA’s Rise: A Feminist Book Project List. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s enjoying pub trivia, marathoning Disney movies, or taking a walk outside in the fall. She's a member of SCBWI and the Managing Director for Pitch Wars 2020. She lives in Grand Rapids with her husband and two daughters. Follow her on Twitter @SoniaHartl1.

Subject: Motion pictures > Reviews > Juvenile fiction.
Internet videos > Juvenile fiction.
Video rental services > Juvenile fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Juvenile fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Juvenile fiction.
Fame > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Social media > Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Motion pictures > Reviews > Fiction.
Internet videos > Fiction.
Video rental services > Fiction.
Honesty > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Fame > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Social media > Fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Humorous fiction.

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